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Muslim Women’s Rights Day 2023

Muslim Women’s Rights Day is observed on August 1st every year in India to celebrate the enactment of the law against Triple Talaq. on this day, the triple talaq bill was passed in Parliament in 2019 to promise to liberate Muslim women from the shackles of social evil that came in the form of divorce terms. The Indian Govt brought the Muslim Women Act (Protection of Rights on Marriage) to the Rajya Sabha.

  • The first Muslim Women’s Rights Day was celebrated in 2020.

Muslim Women’s Rights Day 2023: Date and History

  • The Muslim Women’s Day 2022 is to be celebrated in India on Monday, 01 August 2022. Muslim men had the privilege to end their marriage anytime by uttering the word Talaq three times in a row as per the Shariat or Muslim Personal Law.
  • The Central Government of India led by PM Modi introduced a law against the Triple Talaq according to which Instant or Triple Talaq was declared a criminal offence on 1st August 2019.
  • Muslim women welcomed this new law in India and since then 01 August is observed as Muslim Women’s Rights Day.
  • In 2022, the second anniversary of Muslim Women’s Rights Day is to be celebrated in India.

Muslim Women Act (Protection of Rights on Marriage)

  • The law prohibits the practice of instant divorce by Muslim men and any violation of the law is punishable by a jail term of up to three years.
  • After this law, India has had a reduction of 82 per cent in Triple Talaq cases since the bill.
  • Egypt was the first country that banned this social evil back in 1929 followed by Sudan, Pakistan (1956), Malaysia (1969), Bangladesh (1972), Iraq (1959), and Syria (1953). UAE, Morocco, Cyprus, Iran, Jordan, Brunei, Algeria, Brunei, and Qatar have banned it.

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